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Federal Budget 2024:
Cost-of-living solutions
for seniors

National Seniors Australia is putting forward 12 recommendations in 5 key priority areas

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Our priorities

National Seniors is calling for a reduction in the fuel excise; a cost-of-living rebate of up to $500; a targeted Pensioner Concessions Card for those in need and a further 12-month freeze on deeming rates.

National Seniors is calling for a full review of the private health system; an increase in the Private Health Insurance Rebate for people on low income and targeted Seniors Dental Benefit Scheme.

National Seniors is calling for support for people who share their home; an exemption from the assets test for downsizers and an increase in rent assistance.

National Seniors is calling for an exemption of work income from the Age Pension income test for people working in the care sector, including aged care and disability care.

National Seniors is calling for an increase in Age Pension gifting limits to support people who give to charity or to younger generations.

How we're making a difference

National Seniors Australia has been fighting for older Australians for over 40 years.
As a not-for-profit organisation, we work hard to achieve better outcomes for older Australians and have achieved many wins.
See what we've successfully lobbied for:

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Become a National Seniors Member

Join National Seniors Australia today and receive discounts on everyday essentials and more

Join National Seniors Australia today and receive discounts on everyday essentials and more

National Seniors Australia members have access to a range of benefits and services – including discounts on Travel, Health and Life Insurance.

As a member, save with discounts, expand your social circle through our branches, receive a yearly subscription to Our Generation digital magazine, and access our Financial Information Consultant by phone.

For only $49.50, anyone can become a member and it only takes minutes to join.



National Seniors is the leading not-for-profit organisation fighting for a fair go for older Australians.

We rely on people like you to donate so we can continue to tackle issues such as age discrimination, accessible housing, pension poverty, health costs, aged care, improve retirement income and provide more home care places so that older Australians can live safely and make ends meet.

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